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FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF JULY, A LARGE SELECTION OF JOHN HOWARD REID'S BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT SMASHWORDS!
GOOD NEWS! You no longer need a Kindle to read Kindle books. Instead, you can download the FREE APP, available on all Kindle pages!
You can now download "7 SOLID ROADS TO WRITING SUCCESS" for only 99 cents at Amazon Kindle. Periodically, Amazon holds FREE days in which this e-book, "7 Solid Roads To Writing Success", can be obtained ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE. Upcoming free days are August 6, plus September 3 and 4, plus October 8 and 9!
Four more useful books are "Correct Writing Formats for Contests and Publishers", "How NOT To Write Short Stories: Seven Errors To Avoid", "How Writers Win Favor with Judges & Editors", and "Poetry Pitfalls". Normal price for each of these "Essential Writers' Guide" books is only 99 cents.
However, there are the days on which you can obtain these books ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE: The next Free Days for " CORRECT WRITING FORMATS" will be August 6 and 13, plus September 3 and 4.
For "HOW NOT TO WRITE SHORT STORIES: SEVEN ERRORS TO AVOID": Free Days will be August 6, 13 and 20.
For "HOW WRITERS WIN FAVOR WITH JUDGES & EDITORS": August 13, plus September 10 and 17.
For "NIBBLES OF NONSENSE": July 23 and 30, plus August 27.
For "POETRY PITFALLS OR WHAT MAKES BAD VERSE WORSE": The next Free Days are August 6 and 20, plus September 3.
"Nibbles of Nonsense Hilarious Comic Verse" will cost you only $2.99, if you miss out on the FREE days, which will include July 23 and 30, plus August 27. This e-book and all the e-books listed above including "7 Solid Roads to Writing Success" are also available in the U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, China, Japan, India and Spain, but you will need to do a search at your local Amazon Kindle store for them.
Humorous poetry is much in demand by both contests and readers. Here are some new anthologies of Humorous Poetry by John Howard Reid, which are now available at Amazon Kindle stores worldwide. They may give you some good ideas: "POETRY FOR LAZY SUMMER AFTERNOONS" will be free on July 23 plus August 6. "All Adrift in Charismatic Ports of Call" will be available free on August 20 plus September 3 and 4, plus October 8 and 9! "A DREAM OF HEAVEN and Other Poems" will be free on July 23 plus August 13.
"ALWAYS KEEP SMILING: HUMOROUS POETRY" will be free on July 30, plus August 13 and 27; "AS SOON AS I CAN FIND MY GLASSES" will be FREE on July 23 plus August 13; "A DREAM OF HEAVEN AND OTHER POEMS" will also be free on July 23 plus August 13; "AHOY, HOLLYWOOD: Let's Go to the Movies" will be free on July 23 and 30, plus August 6 and 13; "ALWAYS A PLEASURE" will be free on August 13
ACTORS TAKE ALL! HUMOROUS POEMS will be free on July 30; AWESOME ADVENTURES IN THE MOVIE BUSINESS will be free on July 23, plus August 6. A NEW GIRL IN TOWN will be free on July 30, plus August 27. UP IN THE CLOUDS AND OTHER FLIGHTS OF FANCY 77 Humorous Poems will be free on July 23, plus August 6 and 20, plus September 3.
Another book that will help you succeed in literary contests and writing competitions is JHR's famous handbook "WRITE WAYS TO WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How to Join the Winners' Circle for Short Story Awards, Poetry Prizes, etc." Amazon have now published a Kindle edition for only $2.99! Barnes and Noble, Sony, Apple and other e-book stores are selling a slightly more updated edition for $3.99. Please click this link for Amazon Kindle: Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS